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  1. Drax coal to biomass conversion wins EU approval

    Management at Drax received an early Christmas present yesterday when the European Commission announced that it had approved the company’s bid to convert a third coal-fired power plant unit to biomass. The UK’ s largest coal-fired power producer had been anxiously awaiting the Commission’s state aid decision, as it attempts to re-position itself ahead of the country’s ultimate coal power phase out. The Commission has opened an investigation into government support for the project in January and concluded that it was in line with the European Union's environmental and energy targets. The company announced a shift away from coal earlier this month with the acquisition of business energy supplier Opus Energy and four gas stations. The deal had been contingent on the Commission's state aid approval. The British government has guaranteed a minimum electricity price for Drax's biomass project of 100 pounds per magwatt-hour (MWh) until 2027, which Drax said had not changed following the Commission's approval. "With the right conditions, we can do even more, converting further units at Drax to use sustainable biomass in place of coal," Drax Chief Executive Dorothy Thompson said in a statement. The company said it could convert its remaining three coal-burning units to biomass in the next two to three years if the government sets the right conditions. Drax said the unit would be able to run 100 percent on biomass instead of co-firing coal in the coming days.

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    Tue, 20 Dec 2016

  2. Clyde Bergemann in coal-to-biomass conversion deal

    Clyde Bergemann Materials Handling has won a contract for the supply of 12 biomass pellet feed systems for a former UK coal plant that is being converted to run on biomass.

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    Fri, 2 Sep 2016

  3. Georgia Power postpones biomass conversion

    Georgia Power said it will delay a planned biomass conversion at its Plant Mitchell coal-fired plant until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) better defines boiler rules.

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    Fri, 8 Jan 2010

  4. Drax coal-to-biomass conversion in Europe state aid probe

    The European Commission has launched another investigation into UK state aid for a coal-to-biomass plant conversion project. 

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    Wed, 6 Jan 2016

  1. Drax aims to transform to cope with new paradigm

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  2. Danish plant undergoes gas to biomass conversion

    Grontmij is to convert the Helsingor combined heat and power plant in Denmark from natural gas to biomass as the latter aims to lower CO2 emissions.

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    Mon, 29 Jun 2015

  3. Drax wins court appeal over biomass conversion decision

    A court has found in favour of one of the UK’s biggest power generators, Drax Group, who had appealed against a decision by the government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change not to accept eligibility of two of the company’s units in an incentive scheme.

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    Tue, 15 Jul 2014

  4. RWE set to complete UK coal-to-biomass conversion

    RWE chiefs say they are confident the company’s Lynemouth power plant in England will be transformed from coal to biomass power, despite the decision by RWE Innogy to end its interest in biomass activities.

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    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

  5. Biomass conversion planned for Dominion coal-fired power plants

    Dominion Virginia Power plans to convert three power stations from coal to biomass, reducing capacity from 180 MW to 150 MW but increasing availability.

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    Fri, 1 Apr 2011

  6. Coal to biomass conversion plan filed by Dominion Virginia

    Dominion Virginia Power asked Virginia regulators for approval to convert three 63 MW coal-fired  power stations  to biomass at a cost of $165 million.

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    Tue, 28 Jun 2011

  7. Biomass conversion would enable Ireland to meet EU target

    A report on the Irish power sector says the conversion of a single coal-fired power plant to biomass in the west of the country would enable Ireland to be fully compliant with its obligations to the European Union renewable energy target.

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    Thu, 27 Mar 2014

  8. Drax begins biomass conversion

    Drax, the UK’s largest coal-fired power plant, has launched a £700m programme to convert three of its six generating units from coal to biomass.

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    Thu, 15 Aug 2013

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